We are pleased to announce the finalists of the 2022 NCWC.
We are grateful for the support of Mill Street Books and Burnstown Publishing House. Many thanks to our judges, Heather O’Neill and Lorna Crozier.
The poetry shortlist in alphabetical order by entrant last name:
- “Having Something a Little Stronger with You,” Miller Adams, Ottawa ON
- “Afternoon Tea,” Lori Eileen Gandy, Ottawa ON
- “A Poem for Lucy Lane,” Louise McDiarmid, Perth ON
- “Breathing Dvořák,” Finley Mullally, Perth ON
- “The Question,” Rona Shaffran, Ottawa ON
- “The Depths Below,” Lee Ann Eckhardt Smith, Richmond ON
The short story shortlist in alphabetical order by entrant last name:
- “Surf and Turf,” Pat Hunter, Long Sault ON
- “Door to Portal: A Salesman’s Story,” Adam Jarvis, Ottawa ON
- “The Hardest Grief in the World,” Pamela Porter, North Saanich BC
- “Still Living,” Anna Rumin, Ottawa ON
- “The Grocer’s Tale,” Adrienne Stevenson, Ottawa ON
- “Aftermath,” Theresa Ann Wallace, Ottawa ON
Awards Night will take place on
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 6:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A, Beaverbrook Branch, Ottawa Public Library, or via Zoom.